Civil Rights Freedom Riders

Civil Rights Freedom Riders (HMHQ9)

Location: Birmingham, AL 35203 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 31.002', W 86° 48.534'

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May 14, 1961

On Mother's Day, May 14, 1961, a group of black and white CORE youth on a "Freedom Ride" from Washington, D.C. to New Orleans arrived by bus at the Birmingham Greyhound terminal. They were riding through the deep south to test a court case, "Boynton vs. Virginia", declaring segregation in bus terminals unconstitutional. Here they were met and attacked by a mob of Klansmen. The riders were severely assaulted while the police watched, yet the youth stood their grounds.
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HM NumberHMHQ9
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Year Placed1995
Placed ByAlabama Historical Commission, Greyhound and Kenneth Mullinax Jr
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 8:15pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 517746 N 3708587
Decimal Degrees33.51670000, -86.80890000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 31.002', W 86° 48.534'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 31' 0.12" N, 86° 48' 32.04" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-437 19th St N, Birmingham AL 35203, US
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